Led Zeppelin doco featuring Robert Plant, Jimmy Page & John Paul Jones is almost finished

Led Zeppelin 09/05/2019

All surviving members of Led Zeppelin have participated in a new documentary celebrating the band's 50th anniversary, and it's not far away from completion.

The as-yet-unnamed movie is the first feature length documentary made with the legendary rock group's direct involvement. It's set to include modern day interviews, rare archival interviews with late drummer John Bonham, unseen film and photographs, interviews with other artists and high-quality audio of the band's earliest music recordings.

In short, a bunch of epic must-see content for any Zep fan.

The band hand-picked director Bernard MacMahon to head up the film after seeing his 2017 documentary 'American Epic', a documentary about early American roots music of the 1920s.

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“When I saw everything Bernard had done both visually and sonically on the remarkable achievement that is American Epic, I knew he would be qualified to tell our story,” Jimmy Page told Variety.

John Paul Jones said:

The time was right for us to tell our own story for the first time in our own words, and I think that this film will really bring this story to life.

 

Robert Plant added: “Seeing Will Shade, and so many other important early American musicians, brought to life on the big screen in American Epic inspired me to contribute to a very interesting and exciting story.”

Led Zeppelin released their self-titled debut LP in January 1969. The movie is expected to debut at the Cannes Film Festival at the end of the month.